Posts tagged "David Lindsay-Abaire"

"Shrek the Musical" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Pleasure Guaranteed

"Shrek the Musical" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Pleasure Guaranteed
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHREK THE MUSICAL. The Dreamworks beloved animated classic is waving its “Freak Flag” on Navy Pier this summer.  The atypical ogre-gets-the-girl love story makes the perfect kid theatrical outing. Chicago Shakes has abbreviated and fine-tuned the familiar tale.  The big heaps of heart and comedy are concentrated into a tight family-friendly... Read more »

"Fuddy Meers" (Ka-Tet Theatre): "50 First Dates" goes "Overboard" on its way to "Fargo"

"Fuddy Meers" (Ka-Tet Theatre): "50 First Dates" goes "Overboard" on its way to "Fargo"
Ka-Tet Theatre presents FUDDY MEERS.  Claire wakes up daily to a new world. Every day for two years, she greets the unfamiliar.  She doesn’t know her husband, her son, her name.  She has post traumatic amnesia.   She relies on a memory book, detailing her life, to get her through the day.  Every night, she goes... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Nov 17 "Good People" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Sublime Ensemble

EXTENDED Thru Nov 17 "Good People" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  Sublime Ensemble
I have cried in the theatre during a moving play.  But I’ve never wept on the train on the way home after a moving play. Steppenwolf Theatre presents GOOD PEOPLE.  Margie just got fired.  Rent is due.  No one is hiring.  And her thirty year old mentally retarded daughter has special needs.  She hears her... Read more »
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Review "Shrek the Musical": Ogre the Top Laughs!

Broadway in Chicago presents SHREK THE MUSICALAt Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. RandolphBook and lyrics by David Lindsay-AbaireMusic by Jeanine TesoriMusic direction by Andy Grobengieser Directed by Jason Moore and Rob AshfordThru September 5th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes a twenty minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh On a road trip,... Read more »